In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying

In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying

At thirty-six years old, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche was a rising star within his generation of Tibetan masters and the respected abbot of three monasteries. Then one night, telling no one, he slipped out of his monastery in India with the intention of spending the next four years on a wandering retreat, following the ancient practice of holy mendicants. His goal was to throw off his titles and roles in order to explore the deepest aspects of his being.

He immediately discovered that a lifetime of Buddhist education and practice had not prepared him to deal with dirty fellow travelers or the screeching of a railway car. He found he was too attached to his identity as a monk to remove his robes right away or to sleep on the Varanasi station floor, and instead paid for a bed in a cheap hostel. But when he ran out of money, he began his life as an itinerant beggar in earnest. Soon he became deathly ill from food poisoning--and his journey took a startling turn. His meditation practice had prepared him to face death, and now he had the opportunity to test the strength of his training.

In this powerful and unusually candid account of the inner life of a Buddhist master, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche offers us the invaluable lessons he learned from his near-death experience. By sharing with readers the meditation practices that sustain him, he shows us how we can transform our fear of dying into joyful living.

Title:In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780525512530
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    In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying Reviews

  • Krystal

    This is a tricky one to rate.There's two aspects to it, really: the Monk's journey (or, the beginning of it) and Buddhist teachings on life and death.I think it was the contrast between the two that m...

  • Debra

    “I am a monk; a son, a brother, and an uncle; a Buddhist; a meditation teacher; a tulku, an abbot, and an author; a Tibetan Nepali; a human being. Which one describes the essential me?”In 2011 Yon...

  • Paul Oppenheimer

    An intimate teaching storyA first-person narrative of the author’s coming to terms with the teachings of his traditions. Written clearly and without pretending. ...

  • Nuno R.

    Helen Tworkov's writting is wonderful: clear, bright and insightful, being up to the task of delivering such precious teachings. The book is more about what Yongey Mingyur learned from is Sadhu-like w...

  • Gedun Drakpa

    I have always been drawn to tales of seekers who abandon everything, everything that defines their life behind and wander in search of answer and meaning of life.but, most people say to leave everythi...

  • Anneke

    Book Review: In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and DyingAuthor: Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Helen TworkovPublisher: Random House Spiegel & GrauPublication Date: Ma...

  • Producervan in Cornville, AZ from New Orleans & L.A.

    In Love with the World: A Monk's Journey Through the Bardos of Living and Dying by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche and Helen Tworkov. Nonfiction. Kindle Edition. Published 07 May 2019. 5 Stars.Superb. An inte...

  • Marc Mannheimer

    Wonderful book. Not only was this autobio, from roughly a month of a Buddhist monk's life, interesting, the teachings, both directly expressed and implicit helped me greatly in understanding several p...

  • Cherie

    A Buddhist monk who has basically been born into Buddhist royalty has this idea of doing a wandering retreat for a year; he sneaks off to do it, encountering a very different world than he has ever ex...

  • Dorie

    In Love With The World : A Monks Journey Through The Bardos of Living and Dying by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche due 5-7-2019 Random House/Spiegel & Gran 5.0 / 5.0 Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche began studying Tib...